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TB CommuniCAT  Identity Verified
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Jun 24, 2014

Hello,

I would like to know if anyone has applied to ATIO recently and what are your thought? ie. The process, the entrance exam and the exam for certification? Also, has anyone taken the on-dossier route?

Thank you in advance.


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Michel A.  Identity Verified
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Par l'OTTIAQ Jun 24, 2014

Bonjour,

Personnellement, j’ai obtenu la certification ATIO dans le cadre d’un accord réciproque avec l’OTTIAQ (avec, à la clé, une réduction de 50 % sur la cotisation); quant à l’OTTIAQ, j’ ai effectivement obtenu la certification « sur dossier » (je ne suis plus très sûr, mais, si je me souviens bien, il s’agissait essentiellement de justifier d’un certain nombre d’années de pratique et d’envoyer des textes à des fins d’évaluation).

Michel


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TB CommuniCAT  Identity Verified
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Merci Jun 25, 2014

Merci Michel!

Je profite également de l'occasion pour transmettre le message aux autres traducteurs qui sont dans les environs de Toronto. Apparemment, on peut subir l'examen à Toronto aussi. Donc, on n'a pas besoin de se déplacer à Ottawa.



[Edited at 2014-06-25 15:37 GMT]


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Rita Pang  Identity Verified
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Able to prove X years of full-time work Jun 25, 2014

I've looked into ATIO application procedures myself. If I recall correctly, one of the things that I am not currently able to obtain is being able to prove that I've worked for X number of years in the full-time capacity. For my clients, since I freelance, I work for all of them on a part-time basis. Maybe unless I start working as a PM or something then I'll be able to get this one under my belt.

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Ewa Olszowa  Identity Verified
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Rita,
The translation experience is calculated in words.
1 year of full time translation equals to about 30 000 words (for foreign languages; it is higher for official languages, I think 100 000).
Thus, you need to provide letters, contracts, anything that would prove how many words you translated.
Regards,
Ewa


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TB CommuniCAT  Identity Verified
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something to look into..... Jun 25, 2014

Rita,

The fact that you are an ATA member, I wonder if ATIO would be able to "waive" some of their criterias for you. Something to look into maybe?


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Rita Pang  Identity Verified
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Oh, good to know Jun 26, 2014

Ewa, TBC,

Those are all good points to note. I was not aware of the word count thing- I always thought it was calculated in years. In that case I should be able to meet the word count criteria. If something were to come out of this investigation I'll be sure to post here and share my experiences.

Best,
Rita


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